In the upper reaches of most impoundments, the predominant cover consists of wood. In a creek channel that wends through a flat, the wood is either snags or submerged stumps along the channel's edge. Jones puts his boat over the channel and follows it upstream with the help of a depthfinder. He uses his spinnerbait to probe visible snags, whereas stumps below the surface get worked over with the crankbait. Stumps along outside bends receive extra attention, as they often attract gangs of bass. If the spinnerbait and crankbait fail to trigger strikes, Jones slows down and dissects the cover with a flipping rod. Should he discover a hotspot along the creek channel, Jones notes landmarks to avoid wasting time on return trips.